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The Pacifist States of The United Expanse

“Some causes are worth dying for, but none worth killing”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific


The United Expanse

Population13.482 billion

CapitalNational City
LeaderPresident Duong Van Nguyen

CurrencyUnited Dollar
AnimalWhite Dove

The Pacifist States of The United Expanse is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Duong Van Nguyen with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.482 billion Expanseans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of National City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient United Expansean economy, worth a remarkable 3,509 trillion United Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 260,300 United Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, and citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The United Expanse's national animal is the White Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddhism.

The United Expanse is ranked 107th in the world and 7th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 99.01 on the Human Development Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 67thBest Weather: 85thMost Pacifist: 85thHealthiest Citizens: 102ndMost Developed: 107thMost Advanced Public Transport: 110thMost Advanced Public Education: 116thLargest Welfare Programs: 121stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 126thNicest Citizens: 132ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 132ndLongest Average Lifespans: 134thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 135thMost Beautiful Environments: 148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 207thHighest Average Tax Rates: 209thMost Cheerful Citizens: 234thSafest: 238thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 250thLargest Governments: 257thMost Inclusive: 301stLowest Crime Rates: 360thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 480thMost Rebellious Youth: 495thLeast Corrupt Governments: 564thSmartest Citizens: 621stHighest Poor Incomes: 716thMost Influential: 824thTop
Most Cultured: 2,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,394thHighest Average Incomes: 2,559thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,582ndHighest Economic Output: 2,635thMost Efficient Economies: 2,781stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,188thTop
Most Stationary: 7,602ndMost Secular: 9,904thMost Income Equality: 12,560thLargest Populations: 12,908th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Cultured: 65th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 68th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionLargest Populations: 120th in the regionMost Stationary: 150th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 181st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 346th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 465th in the regionMost Income Equality: 577th in the region

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